Carl Hudson Jr., 33, was around the corner from Flushing High School on Northern Blvd. about 8:35 p.m on Tuesday when police discovered the meth in the bag in the car’s center console, police said.
Hudson, whose salary is $133,834 a year, was arraigned on drug charges but pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct at his arraignment Wednesday night, officials said. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, which means he must stay out of trouble with the law for a year or the charges will be revisited.
His father, Carl Hudson Sr., 55, said he was “disappointed” when he heard about his son’s arrest.
“He probably got in with some bad people,” Hudson Sr. said by phone from his Atlanta home. “But he’s a good boy. I sent him to Cornell, NYU, the Ivy League for a reason — he was a straight-A student.”
The city Education Department said Hudson Jr. had already been assigned to an administrative post away from the school.
He began his career with the Education Department in September 2002 as a substitute math teacher and was appointed principal at Flushing High School in March 2011.